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. here's "ac 360." piers, thanks. 10:00 on east coast. we begin tonight with syria and our keeping them honest. for months, we have witnessed the world has witnessed men, women, children, demonstrating the streets. initially they called for reforms. those calls were met with arrests, torture, killing, they began to call for the overthrow of the regime. there has been more bloodshed in syria, and sadly that's nothing new. what is new tonight is there's a team of observers from the arab league on the ground in syria. observers sent to verify that syria's president al assad is keeping his promises to remove military forces from streets, to stop violence from protesters. they've been on the ground about 48 hours. their initial statements are so far stunning. the chief monitor of this arab league observer force's sudanese commander. not only a commander but also the former head of foreign intelligence in the government of omar al bashir, a man wanted by the international criminal court for genocide in crimes against humanity. more on that in a moment. today, the head of the arab league team
>>> we begin tonight with syria and are keeping an honest report. for months the world has witnessed men, will and children, demonstrating in the streets. initially they called for reforms, when those calls were met with arrests and torture and killings, they began to call for overthrow. there's a team of observers from the arab league now on the ground in syria. observers sent in to verify that syria's president, bashar al assad, is keeping his promises to remove military forces from streets, to stop violence against protesters. they've been on the ground for 48 hours and their initial statements are so far stunning. the chief monitor of the arab league observer force is a sudanese military commander mohammed mustafa al dabbi, he's the former head of intelligence in the government of omar basher. a man wanted for crimes against humanity. he told "reuters" that quote things were calm and there were no clashes in homs. he went on to say, the situation seems reassuring so far. he also said, some places looked a bit of a mess, but there was nothing frightening. nothing frighte
>> the loss of life in syria despite the presence of arab league monitors. the north koreans pay their last respects to kim jong un hill and all eyes turned to the regime's new leaders. escalating sectarian violence in nigeria as christians warned that they will respond following a wave of deadly islam as the tax. welcome to "bbc world news." palestinian police rushed in to break up a brawl between rival priests at the church of the nativity in bethlehem. could the colosseum in rome be crumbling? violence is continuing in syria despite the presence of the arab league monitoring mission. 10 people were killed including one child on wednesday. syrian state television is report that 755 people held in their role in the uprising have been released but activists say as many as 15,000 remain in prison. this report does contain distressing images. >> no let up in the violence even with the arab league monitors whose mission is to try to stem the bloodshed. these images from the town of homs which emerged after the team said the situation was reassuring. opposition activists are determin
. that is later in the grapevine. up next, the rocky road to peace in syria. >> shannon: in world headlines the trial of former egyptian president hosni mubarak resumed in cairo. the 83-year-old mubarak was taken to courthouse in ambulance. he is charged with complicity in killing 800 protesters earlier in year and could face the death penalty if convicted. >>> a brawl erupted at churches of nativity at the west bank. happened as orthodox monks were cleaning the facility. palestinian police broke it up. similar fights have taken place at the church in the past. >>> iranian exiles in iraq accepted a deal to move 400 residents to camp liberty by the end of the year. state department spokesman says no decision has been made rather to remove the group on the list of the terrorist organization. they fired a block at exile today. no casualties were reported. the state department is urging syria to provide access to arab league monitors. leland vittert reports on the effort to end the government crackdown on dissent. >> gunfire and arrest tillly barrages -- artillery barrages to take cover on the
. >> a look at our headlines. criticism grows of the arab league observers in syria as their presence so far failed to stop the killing. dozens of kurdish civilians are killed in an attack. the turkish army says it was aimed at militants. anyon the christians from around the world gather here in berlin for the annual meeting of the tazei community. ♪ >> syrian security forces are continuing their crackdown on anti-government protesters with at least 25 people killed in a day of violence nationwide. activists said that some 20,000 people were demonstrating outside a mosque in a damascus suburb when troops opened fire with live ammunition. the latest clashes took place as arab league observers were said to be close by, but their credibility is being increasingly questions. >> activists in syria say they're disappointed with the arab league peace mission appeared one of the monitors key tasks is to check whether president assad's regime has stopped its military crackdown on popular unrest. but syria is a large country, and there are only 150 observers. the civilian death toll is reportedly ri
>> your welcome to the "journal." fresh clashes in syria as questions are raised about the credibility of arab league monitors. funeral ceremonies take place for legal korean leader kim jong il amid scenes of public grief. investors showed unexpected interest in the second italian bonds raging. the country expecting a windfall. the violent crackdown on anti- government protesters in syria continues, despite the presence of arab peace monitors in the country. activists said syrian security forces fired on thousands of demonstrators, killing at least six people. meanwhile, arab league monitors visited the city of homs, which has seen violent demonstrations the past few months, but monitors said they had observed nothing out of the ordinary. syrian activists have denounced the fact-finding mission as a force. >> the observers have been home since tuesday. this video appears to show them surrounded by a crowd of angry locals. people say the monitors are ignoring their attempts to explain what is happening. the head of the mission was quoted as saying some places looked "a b
of north korea. kim jong un wound is the supreme leader. arab league monitors in syria prepared to go where the uprising began, but activists say their presence has done nothing to stop the violence. at least 20 dead after a turkish air strike in a kurdish village. could've been a case of mistaken identity. welcome to "bbc world news. i am david needs. -- eads. a crucial bond auction takes place shortly in ireland. can the next generation of the familyandhi revive the party in india? the leader is dead and long live the leader as north korea continues mourning the death of kim jong-il, his youngest son has been declared supreme leader of the country. the declaration was made in front of a huge crowd in the capital of p'yongyang. the military service was led by senior military and political leaders. here is lucy williams. >> a show of force. one nation, soldiers and civilians lined up with military precision. it last moment of national remembrance for their former leader kim jong-il. but this choreographed display it is also for the youngest son kim jong un, 40 years younger than anyone else
to a standstill. in syria, there is no respite from the violence, despite the presence of arab league monitors. the united states warned it will not tolerate iran's aggression in the middle east. welcome to the bbc news, broadcast in america and around the globe. coming up a bit lichter, a brush with the law. orthodox priest who clashed in a cleanup at jesus' presumed earthquakes. another member of the gandhi dynasty comes to the forefront. can't it reverse the fortunes of the congress party? welcome once again. possibly a million soldiers and civilians fill the central square in p'yongyang to take part in a national memorial service for kim jong il. his son and designated successor, kim jong un , was hailed as a new supreme leader of the state and the military. the end of the official mourning was marked by a three minutes' silence, followed by trains, factories, and ships sounding their horns across the nation. lucy williamson is in seoul. how was this memorial service covered in south korea? was it on the national broadcaster? >> i think very few south koreans have seen the pictures we have
get a look at the violence syria doesn't want you to see. >>> it is amazing to me how this guy has been shot this many times. i mean, he's superman. i have been shot three times. my fingers have bullet holes. >> did you hear had a? part man, part terminator. shot three times in a robbery. a marine pulls out the bullets with his own hands. and now he's talking about it from his hospital bed on this "american morning." >>> good morning, everyone. it is thursday, december 29. this is "american morning." a lot going on today. let's get right to it. >> that's right. good morning, everybody. glad you are with us. i'm alina cho. up first, dramatic shift in the political landscape with five days to go before the iowa caucuses. just look at this brand-new c cnn/"time" poll. mitt romney on top in iowa now. followed closely by ron paul. newt gingrich plunging and rick santorum suddenly rolling right to the top three. gingrich now 11 points behind romney. he's dropped 19 points in less than a month. after gingrich called on romney, again, to debate one-on-one the following massachusetts govern
and not getting out of the streets to demonstrate. >> the arab league tells cnn it has 75 monitors in syria and more are expected in the coming days. >>> somber music played over loud speakers as thousands gathered to memorialize north korea's kim jong il for a second day at pyongyang. a state orchestrated ceremony once again proclaimed his 20 something son kim jong un the supreme leader. kim ruled the secretive nation for 17 years. he reportedly died of a heart attack two weeks ago. >>> the u.s. is warning iran not to disrupt a key oil shipping channel. the obama administration describes iran's threat to block the strait of hormuz as saber rattling. the administration says it will do what it must to keep the strait open. >>> in 200915 million barrels of oil passed through the strait every day. any disruption could affect how much you pay for gasoline. >>> there may be criminal charges in the country's worst offshore oil disaster. the spill killed 11 workers in the gulf of mexico. now "the wall street journal" reports prosecutors are preparing a case against some bp employees. charges could
." >> people have been killed in syria in spite of a force there to oversee the peace plan. power is passed from father to son in north korea as hundreds of thousands mourn kim jong il. welcome to "bbc world news. the u.s. criticizes egypt as its forces raided the offices of democracy and human rights groups. >> we call on the egyptian government to immediately end the harassment of ngo staff, return all property, and resolve this issue. >> animal immigrants to the u.k. will be spent six months in quarantine. will that lessen disease? in syria, protesters have taken to the streets where arab league observers have been visiting today. government forces responded with violence. activists say 40 people were killed across the country including four in a damascus suburb. they also visited areas were shooting was reported, near the border to turkey. >> protesters called for the overthrow of the regime and the execution of the president, bashar al-assad. the presence of international monitors has not changed the course of the uprising or the ferocity of the regime's response. in hama, one of the c
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in the air. this city is a haven for people seeking escape. judy is a student from syria. >> living here alone, i never feel unsafe, uncomfortable of living here. >> reporter: even the ruler still walks without a security detail. dubai is diverse. 85% of the people who live here are and people from 200 countries pass through so far, though, there's been no suicide in the city. >> are you worried that extremists, someone would want to target with a terrorist act, women can wear bic kind knees in the middle east? >> that has not been a problem for us. they are living together and have an interest to come here so they work and sent home some money and they don't want to. >> reporter: he begins his day at his horse ranch about an hour from dubai. >> the horse and dog is part of our life. >> reporter: in the summer, it's about 120 degrees farenheit. but on a december day we visited, it was about 80. perfect weather to watch emirati governing in action. it's called when they have a chance to directly petition for more land to liver transplants. >> anybody and everybody can come to their ruler
acknowledge there is an impact. >>trace: thank you, steve, from des moines. and syria, where activists say security forces have killed a dozen people. today. some in an area where peace monitoring are reportedly keeping watch. this is amateur video showing security forces shooting at protesters early today. we cannot confirm that because syria's government bans foreign journalists. the regime allows the arab league observers into the country early this week and in an amateur video we are told you can hear a protest begging the monitors for help. and now, live in neighboring israel. are the observers doing any good at all? >> the short answer is, no. if anything over the past couple of days the violence is worse. a lot of the video we are seeing coming from syria shows the observers taking coverage from automatic weapons fire next to the protesters who they are supposed to be there to observe that there is in violence but it does not seem like the syrian government is keeping the promise to end the crackdown. but the observers are also coming uncriticism because their leader has a very ques
. >>> deadly crackdown on anti-government protesters raging in syria even though arab league monitors are on the scene. we're getting reports that the violence is worse than we originally thought. we're live in the region next. [gunfire] are you receiving a payout from a legal settlement or annuity over 10 or even 20 years? call imperial structured settlements. the experts at imperial can convert your long-term payout into a lump sum of cash today. arthel: some developing stories we're keeping an eye on. more tensions between the u.s. and iran over the strait of hormuz. the pentagon warns any attempt to close the key oil transit channel will not be tolerated. iran fires back saying that the u.s. is quote, in no position to give orders. >>> a slight rise in fixed mortgage rates this week. freddie mac says the average on the 30-year home loan increased to 3.95%. still many americans are unable to take advantage of the best rates in history. >>> and polar bears cubs, there they are, adorable ready to meet the public on new year's day in china. the male cubs were born october 14th. they a
the violence in syria, despite the arab league monitoring. the united states warned it will not tolerate iran's threats to the middle east. silence for military gun salutes in p'yongyang. the funeral ceremony for kim jong il. welcome to bbc news. the broadcast on pbs in america, and around the world. a brush with the law. orthodox protesters clashed in a christmas cleanup at jesus''s presumed birth place. a descendant of gandhi. can he receive -- revive the fortunes of the congress party? welcome to bbc news. in national memorial service in north korea for kim jong il is beginning. we believe so, anyway. these are the pictures coming to us live from the north korean capital of p'yongyang. you just got a glimpse of the thousands of mourners who have gathered. morning guns will be boomed in p'yongyang and provincial seats around the country to coincide with the national memorial service in the capital. of course, one of the mourners in chief will be kim jong il's third son, kim jong un. it is believed, because his official appointment as successor has not been confirmed, but all the indications
of syria. arab league observers have arnsed and will try witnessing the uprising and also the government crackdown first hand. what are they finding? >> it's very troubling so far to u.s. officials because the arab league monitors have been on the ground for two days and they have not pushed back against restrictions that the regime has imposed on their inspections, and these are the first outside monitors that syria has permitted in. they have blocked their access to key areas where atrosities are reported. the u.s. is withholding any formal criticism because they hope this mission can succeed. in these two days the monitors have not gotten in and activists are reporting six more killings and opposition leaders are calling this arab league effort a farce. lester. >> andrea mitchell, thanks. >>> important health news tonight about the fight against ovarian cancer, which kills more than 15,000 american women each year. two studies out tonight show that avastin, a drug already approved for other cancers but is also controversial, could help women buy more time in the battle with this deadl
cities in syria today, although activists say the observers' presence in the country has not stopped the violent crackdown by government forces there. opposition leaders criticizing the arab league mission after its leader, a former sudanese intelligence officer, said he witnessed "nothing frightening on the ground." the united nations says 5,000 people have been killed in syria since march. >>> the united states navy is pushing back against threats made by iran to close a critical waterway in the persian gulf that carries 15 million barrels of oil every day. iranian officials are furious over a planned oil embargo by the west. in retaliation, they say they will cut off access to the strait of hormuz, where one-third of the world's energy supply isç transported. the state department is downplaying the rhetoric with some analysts suggesting iran would just be crippling its own economy with that move. still, the pentagon not taking the threat lightly. the spokesman there said any interference with the shipping lanes will "not be tolerated." the u.s. navy command in the region put out
disruption will not be tolerated." >>> elsewhere, even with outside monitors on the ground in syria now, reports of deadly, new violence continue to emerge. activists claim government troops have killed nearly 40 people in just two days since theç monitors arrived. and yesterday, some of those monitors had to take cover themselves. neil connery of our english broadcast partner itn shows us the dramatic images. >> reporter: gunfire that goes through the streets of homs. this video shows what reportedly happened when protesters tried to reach the arab league visiting the city, but observers saw none of this to begin with. they also didn't see this. syrian forces opening fire on protesters. and yet, the head of the arab league mission describes the situation as reassuring. such is the anger here, protesters placed the dead body of a 5-year-old boy on an arab league car. they say he was shot in the back by syrian forces. it's impossible to independently verify their claim. but today, some observers were taken to a mosque where ahmed's body lay. they took photographs and spoke to some of t
. >>> also, new evidence this morning of the violent unrest that has killed thousands in syria since march. that was all captured in syria's third largest city, the center of the uprising against president bashar al-assad. that just more information and details coming in from the unrest that is happening in syria. more violence yesterday, evidence that the government is cracking down on demonstrators. 40 killed just this week alone. >>> closer to home, it was a deadly evening commute last night outside washington, d.c. a collision between a pickup truck and a public transit bus left the truck's driver dead. and almost a dozen people injured. the collision was so forceful that both drivers had to be cut out of their vehicles. >>> in tennessee, three miners had to be rescued after a fire trapped them 800 feet underground. the fire broke out yesterday afternoon on a drill rig in a zinc mine near knoxville. the trapped miners were in contact with officials, but thick smoke prevented them from leaving a safe area. it took rescuers about three hours to get them out safely. >>> now to the story w
monitors on the ground in syria, reports of deadly new violence continues to emerge. amateur video shows what appears to be arab league monitors wearing orange vests touring the central city of homs where some of the strongest demonstrations against president bashar al assad have been taking place. at times those monitors were forced to take shelter as gunfire could be heard in the distance. activists claim government troops open fire on unarmed protesters on wednesday killing six, bringing the death toll to 39 in just two days since the monitors arrived. yesterday more than 700 detainees were freed after a human rights group accused the government of hiding the prisoners from those monitors. >>> now here's a look at some other stories making news "early today" in america. north dakota firefighters went to the edge of an icy river to make a life-saving grab. they rescued a black labrador after it slid past its owner's electric fence right into the freezing water. you'll be happy to hear the dog is in good condition. >>> a texas man didn't get away with much of anything during a recent ro
are visiting three more cities in syria as part of their mission to assess whether forces are complying with plans drawn up by the league. this comes amidst claims of further violence today. one of the cities they are visiting is a -- is whether protests -- is where the protests began back in march. the anti-government activists claim that 14 protesters were killed on wednesday. >> of their job is not necessary to try to track everything that is happening all over the place, all of the time. that all armed manifestations, as they put it, of the military are pulled off of the streets, and that all detainees are freed. obviously, none of those conditions have been met yet. it is not happening spontaneously. certainly, people are being killed in roughly the same numbers as reported before. the regime did announce the release of 755 prisoners on wednesday. but that is a drop in the ocean. however, the activist reckon that there are many thousands left. human rights watch has joined them in accusing the government of basically smuggling a lot of prisoners on two military bases where they are
on record. making sure that the votes counted in the jamaican elections. in syria, protesters have taken to the streets where arab league observers have been focusing. up to 40 people have been killed across the country including four in a damascus suburbs. the observers visited deraa, idlib, and hama. >> in idlib, protesters called for the overthrow the regime and the execution of the president. the presence of international monitors has not changed the course of the uprising or the ferocity of the regime's response. in hama, one of the cradles of the protest movement, troops reportedly opened fire. activists say at least 10 people were killed. there was similar scenes in deraa. the pictures are hard to verify but in a northern suburb of damascus, monitors were visiting city hall when security forces were said to have opened fire on demonstrators. how am partial candies arab league monitors be when some of their own governments are also cracking down on similar popular uprisings? >> the forces are reliant for their safety and freedom of movements on the very people they're supposed to b
with stones. we can not independently confirm this because syria bars foreign journalists. all of this unfolding as arab league observers monitor progress and ending the ten months of bloodshed that have reportedly killed at least 5,000 people. state tv showing day two of their tour in holmes where an independent journalist claims to have captured these images on the days leading up to christmas. chaos in the streets as protesters reportedly attempt to dodge sniper attacks and south of there, dead levi less than in damascus university after a student opened fire in the middle of an exam. our top story as we go around the world in 80 seconds. syria. according to a local news agency, the sore more took out a hand gun and targeted fellow students. we're told one of them tried to stop the suspect who shot him three times, killing him. four others hurt. a witness said some of those students support president assad. the gunman reportedly still on the run. >>> indonesia. days of heavy rain triggered a deadly flow of cold lava from a volcanic eruption earlier this month. thousands evac
was messy, there was nothing particularly frightening about it. as you just saw, i vens liz growing in syria. recent scenes in cairo show egypt is in disarray but there are few countries in the middle east which have escaped significant unrest in the arab spring and one of them is the united arab emirates. erin burnett has spent a lot of time in the middle east and in the uae and recently she spent a day with prime minister of the uae, the rule or of dubai. there he is. his name is sheikh mohammed. the man that ex-pats refer to as sheikh mo. locals call his highness. >> reporter: a perfect december day to celebrate the 40th anniversary of one of the youngest countries in the world. this is the united arab emirates and the man who built its crowned jewel, dubai, is still at the helm. >> i had a dream. >> reporter: a dream of skyscrapers where 40 years ago there were literally sand dunes, tents and small forts. now the world's tallest building rises from the desert. the center of the city. and the backdrop for the rich and famous, including tom cruise and his stunt move for the latest movie, "
about it. as you just saw, i vens liz growing in syria. recent scenes in cairo show egypt is in disarray but there are few countries in the middle east which have escaped significant unrest in the arab spring and one of them is the united arab emirates. erin burnett has spent a lot of time in the middle east and in the uae and recently she spent a day with prime minister of the uae, the rule or of dubai. there he is. his name is sheikh mohammed. the man that ex-pats refer to as sheikh mo. locals call his highness. >> reporter: a perfect december day to celebrate the 40th anniversary of one of the youngest countries in the world. this is the united arab emirates and the man who built its crowned jewel, dubai, is still at the helm. >> i had a dream. >> reporter: a dream of skyscrapers where 40 years ago there were literally sand dunes, tents and small forts. now the world's tallest building rises from the desert. the center of the city. and the backdrop for the rich and famous, including tom cruise and his stunt move for the latest movie, "mission impossible" he dangled 153 stories in the
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